Friday, October 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO -California Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas’ Assembly Bill 23, which authorizes and protects single gender institutions and educational programs, was recently signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

“Today we have given our students and families additional opportunities to prepare for the careers of tomorrow,” said Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas. “I am pleased to know that the Governor acknowledges the critical value of single gender education environments in public schools.”

Friday, September 15, 2017


California Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Introduces Legislation to Provide Relief for Harvey Victims

Assembly Bill 345 Will Allow Charitable Contributions for Disaster Relief Efforts on State Personal Income Tax Returns


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Releases Statement on Sanctuary Cities

Sacramento -Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas released the following statement regarding Senate Bill 54:

“As I consider the merits of the particular measure, I note sanctuary and shelter are human rights. California residents must be afforded Constitutional due process and equal protection. The State of California will do well to ensure its residents' human dignity is respected.”

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

At the State Capitol, Mrs. Jacqueline James was honored by Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas as Assembly District 54 Veteran of the Year for her military service to both her state and country.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

As part of the 2017 Juneteenth celebration, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) honored Dr. Willie J. Hagan, President of California State University, Dominguez Hills, Dr. Soraya Moore Coley, President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Dr. Horace Mitchell, President of California State University, Bakersfield and Dr. Gary May, the incoming Chancellor of the University of California, Davis.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sacramento -Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas released the following statement on the introduction of AB 1210- BOE Reform:

"As Chair of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation, I have taken great interest in the administration of taxes, and I have been deeply concerned about the operations of the Board of Equalization.

The Board of Equalization has had no shortage of challenges, and the findings of State Controller Betty Yee’s report, and the Department of Finance’s evaluation have not inspired confidence in this institution.